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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116615  Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262590  Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Planning and preparing for the erection of structural steelwork ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with safety legislation requirements and completed to industry accepted standards

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Structural Steel Erectors who are able to competently use science and technology when planning and preparing the site and components for the erection of structural steelwork.

In addition, the learner's ability to interpret and carry out instructions in a competent manner will lead to enhanced quality of workmanship and reduce the costs associated with work having to be redone and the resultant over-run on costs and deadlines.

An enhanced understanding of safety legislation and safety common sense will lead to a notable reduction in the high and often fatal risks associated with work conducted at heights well above ground level. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Language and Communication in an official language at NQF Level 3
  • Language and Communication in a second official language at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications at NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:

    All tasks and activities associated with the planning and preparation of the site and components for the erection of structural steelwork are carried out in accordance with:
  • Quality Management Systems
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Manufacturer's operating instructions
  • Government and Local Government Legislation
  • Municipal and Fire Department Regulations and Bylaws
  • Range of contract documentation contents includes but is not limited to: drawings, specifications, erection method statements and construction programs
  • General documents referred to in contract documentation include but are not limited to: SABS Codes of Practice, other specifications nominated in the contract documents
  • Risks associated with structural steel erection projects include but are not limited to: Hazards: overhead, on-ground, underground
  • Range of tools and equipment used in structural steel erection include but are not limited to: Cutting and Grinding tools, Gas Cutting equipment, Forming tools, Measuring tools, Fastening tools, Lifting and Hoisting equipment and Power tools, Welding equipment
  • Range of safety equipment used in structural steel erection includes but is not limited to: Protective clothing, eye and ear protection, safety harnesses,
  • Special equipment required for structural steel erection projects includes but is not limited to: Lifting beams, erection aids, jigs and templates,
  • Range of resources required for structural steel erection projects include but are not limited to: labour, work permits, site accommodation, transport, tools, equipment and consumable materials
  • Range of hazardous materials used on structural steel erection projects include but are not limited to: paint, anti-corrosion and fire protection materials, fuel, oils and lubricants
  • Range of quality checks on preceding contractors' works include but are not limited to: Foundations, support structures
  • Preparation of steel components for erection includes but is not limited to: sandblasting, painting, fireproofing, corrosion protection. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret contract documentation and construction program requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant contents of contract documentation are interpreted and described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    General documents referred to in contract documents are sourced and reviewed against contract requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The risks associated with structural steel erection projects are identified and described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The erection method statement is checked against contract documents and comments on the constructability of structures are prepared 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Compliance of quality documentation is checked in accordance with contract requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Instructions from the design engineer are assessed and additional clarification of load movements is obtained, where necessary 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use and maintain tools and safety equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment used in structural steel erection are identified and their use described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety equipment used in structural steel erection and allied trades is identified and the use thereof described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and safety equipment are inspected and maintained for functionality in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faulty or damaged tools and safety equipment are returned to source for repair or replacement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and safety equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Special equipment required for structural steel erection projects is identified and sourced 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Special equipment required for structural steel erection projects is inspected for functionality and safety in accordance with safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Special equipment required for structural steel erection projects in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions and safety legislation requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform planning and site establishment activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risks associated with structural steel erection projects are assessed, control measures and recoveries are documented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources required for structural steel erection projects are evaluated and arranged in accordance with contract program requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Site facilities are constructed in accordance with municipal by-laws, fire department and contract requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components are received on site and unloaded in accordance with safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality and quantity of delivered components is checked and verified against documentation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Components are sorted and laid out in accordance with sequence requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Hazardous materials used on structural steel erection projects are stored in accordance with safety legislation and municipal regulations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Quality checks on preceding contractors' works are conducted, non-conformances are recorded and referred in accordance with standard industry procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assemble and prepare steel components for lifting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawings, specifications and attendant technical lists for the assembly of structural steel components are correctly interpreted 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structural steel components are assembled in the correct sequence in accordance with the Erection Method Statement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fastenings and fastening methods are correctly used and applied in accordance with technical specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dimensions of structural steel components are checked, certified and recorded in accordance with quality management procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Steel components are prepared for erection in accordance with technical specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All work is carried out in accordance with safety legislation requirements and accepted industry standards 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA or other ETQA's, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Quality Management Systems in relation to the Erection of Structural Steelwork
  • Government and Local Government Legislation in relation to the Erection of Structural Steelwork
  • Municipal and Fire Department Regulations and Bylaws in relation to the Erection of Structural Steelwork
  • Manufacturer's operating instructions for lifting equipment
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • SANS 2001 CS 1 Guideline document for the erection of structural steelwork
  • Erection Method Statement
  • Contract documents, drawings, programs and schedules
  • General and specific knowledge of tools, equipment and safety equipment used in structural steel erection and allied trades
  • Basic knowledge of Engineer's level and theodolite
  • Basic knowledge of instruments used to assess climatic conditions
  • Safety clearances in relation to overhead hazards
  • Safety limitations regarding the storage and use of hazardous materials and consumables 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret contract documentation and construction program requirements
  • The risks associated with structural steel erection projects are identified and described

    Use and maintain tools and safety equipment
  • Faulty or damaged tools and safety equipment are returned to source for repair or replacement 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret contract documentation and construction program requirements
  • Instructions from the design engineer are assessed and additional clarification of load movements is obtained, where necessary

    Perform planning and site establishment activities
  • Site facilities are constructed in accordance with municipal by-laws, fire department and contract requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Use and maintain tools and safety equipment
  • tools and equipment used in structural steel erection are identified and their use described

    Perform planning and site establishment activities
  • Resources required for structural steel erection projects are evaluated and arranged in accordance with contract program requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret contract documentation and construction program requirements
  • The relevant contents of contract documentation are interpreted and described

    Use and maintain tools and safety equipment
  • Tools and safety equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions and safety legislation requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret contract documentation and construction program requirements
  • Instructions from the design engineer are assessed and additional clarification of load movements is obtained, where necessary

    Perform planning and site establishment activities
  • Quality checks on preceding contractors' works are conducted, non-conformances are recorded and referred in accordance with standard industry procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Use and maintain tools and safety equipment
  • Special equipment required for structural steel erection projects in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions and safety legislation requirements

    Assemble and prepare steel components for lifting
  • Structural steel components are assembled in the correct sequence in accordance with the Erection Method Statement 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret contract documentation and construction program requirements
  • Instructions from the design engineer are assessed and additional clarification of load movements is obtained, where necessary

    Use and maintain tools and equipment
  • Special equipment required for structural steel erection projects is inspected for functionality and safety in accordance with safety legislation requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262590, which is "Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork", Level 3, 10 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    The following Acts and regulations are relevant:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations: 2003
  • National Building regulations.
  • SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    2. Dego Consultants 
    3. Eastcape Training Centre 
    4. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    5. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    6. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Kagano Consulting Services 
    9. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    10. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    11. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    12. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    13. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    14. NOLOSHA 
    15. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    16. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    17. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    18. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    19. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    20. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    21. Thabomeleng 
    22. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Ubucubu Home Industries 



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